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FIXED: Treo 680 new ROM 1.12 and PW4 Bluetooth connection

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:47 pm
by Scooby
PALM offers these days a new Treo FW (ROM 1.12 for USA and 2.12 for Europe).
With both ROMs i have problems with Bluetooth connection together with BT mouse Wintec 201 (but i heared the same from Holux owners too).

If i try to connect via "bluetooth" i get the error 779.
But the connection via "rfcn0" is possible. But now PW does not remind the used BT HW and is asking me everytime if i want to connect PW with the Wintech which BT HW i want to use.

Together with a german PALM developer who has written a PALM tool for the Wintech we faced theat the BTSerial is sending messages every second, but BTSerialPro sends the first message, then we have a break over one second before the next messages sent.
If we have a deeper look to error 779 we are thinking we should convert it into 700 and 79. And D'79 = H'4F with the meaning:

#define btLibL2DiscRequestTimeout (blthErrorClass | 0x4F)// An L2CAP request timed out.

What dou you think, may this possible and can you fix it?

I tried it with PW 4.079.

Can you check this please.

Thanks and Regards

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:42 am
by alonhzn

I have exactly the same problem with my Treo680 + RBT1000 GPS.
I get err 779.
Is there a solution to the problem?
what if I somehow revert to the old ROM (1.04 i think)?


I Installed custom ROM Version 1.09 from: ... p?t=144028
and it works!!
it seems that Palm really changed something they shouldn't have in the last ROM version.
I guess the new version is better but i prefer a working GPS...

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:19 pm
by palmerl

I am having the same trouble with Port : Bluetooth after the rom update.
However as stated above rfcn does work.


Treo 680
New Rom update from Treocentral
Navibe GPS receiver

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:43 pm
by Scooby

How does it work?
I'm using rfcn too. But now, everytime the treo is connecting with the BT-mouse, i have to choose the mouse from the list of BT devices.
With the old ROM and using port Bluetooth, this was necessary only the first time and then never again.
How looks this at your treo?


Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:20 am
by Scott
I tried it with PW 4.079, but now back to PW 4.065, because in
079 track import is impossible (error code 1).

Note: 4.00.80 will fix the tracking problem. It is unfortunate that Palm seems to have broken some of the Bluetooth Comm in newer firmware. (As well the ports for bluetooth have changed, so we only know you are using Bluetooth (and then can remember the settings) when the port named "Bluetooth" is used. We'll see if there is possibly a workaround for this.

We'll also look at the suggested fix for the error 779 msg.

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:19 am
by Scooby
Hi Scott,

thanks, thats fine.


Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:15 pm
by Scott
I also found this FAQ on the Emtac GPS support page at

Attention Treo 680 Customers!

Reports are coming in from customers that after performing the ROM updates from Palm for the Treo 680, EMTAC Navigator is unable to connect to the Bluetooth GPS.

If you are an EMTAC Navigator customer considering the Treo 680 update, please do not perform the update. Doing so may render EMTAC Navigator unusable on your device.

We will continue to look into this issue and post more information when it becomes available.

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:32 pm
by Scooby
Yes, it seems that with the new TREO ROM now all navigiation SW has got big problems.
My TomTom is also affected. It does not working after the upgrade.

But PW 4 is still working! Only the remember of the other used BT port is the issue. May be this can be fixed.

Thanks and regards

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:15 pm
by SMA
I am using a Holux GR-230 and I have the same problem since the ROM upgrade of my Palm Treo 680.

I am also using a small soft (GPS tester), which is giving the GPS coordinates, receiving the datas from the receiver via Bluetooth. It is working.

I am very interesting to get a solution to have Pathaway working with my treo. I am using it almost every week-end to go to the desert.

error 779 on Treo 700p

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:05 am
by ualcaptainron
I just replaced my Treo 650p with a Treo 700P with the current ROM update. I use a Holux GPSlim 240 . I suppose my error 779 problem is related to the ROM as well. I don't want to install an outdaded ROM. I hope we get an updated Pathaway program to fix this problem.

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:19 pm
by Scooby
Hi Scott,

meanwhile i replaced my Treo 680 by Centro.
But it is the same issue as with the Treo. Error 779 if I'm using "bluetooth" or in case of "rfcn1" PW does not remenber to the BT device.
So it seems that all newer Palm devices having this problem.
Please try to fix it.

Thanks a lot

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:32 am
by RaNo
To everyone getting this problem, this thread might also be interesting.

To the developer of PathAway: please also refer to that thread to learn how you can easily fix this bug.